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A1: Delaware: The First State for Corporation Law

Target Audience: All law librarians

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the factors that have made Delaware preeminent in the area of corporation law.
2. Participants will better understand whether changes in federal law will affect corporations choosing Delaware in the future.

Why do corporations choose Delaware, and will they continue to do so? Participants will learn why a majority of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. Participants will be introduced to Delaware General Corporation Law and discover how the law, the courts, and the legislature work in tandem to make Delaware the preferred state in which to incorporate. They will learn why its Court of Chancery is the choice of forum for corporate disputes. Panelists will discuss how the law has developed and seminal cases that have shaped Delaware corporate and entity laws. Is Delaware's dominance being challenged by the federal government's increased interest in regulating corporate governance? Speakers will discuss the effect of these measures on Delaware's traditional role as the leader in corporation law and corporate litigation.


Coordinator/Moderator: Leslie Corey Leach, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Speakers: Randy J. Holland, The Supreme Court of Delaware; Paul L. Regan, Widener University School of Law; Robert S. Saunders, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Andrea B. Unterberger, Corporation Service Company